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Grafton Cottage and Chalets
Ranked #2 of 13 Thames B&B and Inns
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Brisbane, Australia
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“a wonderful way to finish our NZ holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

no booking -walked in off the street to be met by brand new owners rachel and alby. we were their very first customers.a very warm and friendly young couple ready to help at every opportunity. the views are remarkable, particularly at sunset with a cold drink after a days tramping.
the previous owners had let a few very small maintenance issues slide, but alby and rachel were happy for us to make them aware of these - (to be fixed before new guests arrived)) - they have a plan to redecorate in their own distinctive style. we felt comfortable and at home there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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graftoncottage, Owner at Grafton Cottage and Chalets, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi Keith - Where have these 3 and a half months gone? I have finally found five minutes to sit down and say 'Thank you' so much for your kind words about your stay here at Grafton Cottage and Chalets - our first Trip Advisor review too! You definitely were our first customers and guests haven't stopped coming in since you departed! We have been very busy over the Summer season and we are loving every minute of it - meeting new people, hearing great traveling stories and sharing our wonderful views and piece of New Zealand's nature. Hopefully you will be back to see us in New Zealand one day and can take a look at the changes we are continuously making to put our own little mark on Grafton Cottage and Chalets.
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Property: Grafton Cottage and Chalets
Address: 304 Grafton Road, Thames 3500, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grafton Cottage and Chalets 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lonely Planets pick for Thames. Nestled high in the hills above Thames, Grafton Cottage and Chalets is in a excluded, peaceful tree-lined setting far from any traffic noise. At the end of each day exploring the Coromandel, relax in the spa, or simply laze by the pool overlooking the sea. BBQ your dinner while watching the sun set over the sea or sample the local restaurants. We offer self contained chalet accommodation in individually designed studio, 1 and 2 bedroom cedar chalets. A delicious full continental breakfast (Grafton Cottage style), on site staff and daily housekeeping is included in the room rate. ... more   less 
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